Behavioral Health

At Healthforce Center, we are committed to deepening the understanding of the behavioral health workforce and advancing the call for behavioral heath integration with primary care. 

Publications

Rural-Urban Prescribing Patterns by Primary Care and Behavioral Health Providers in Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Older adults with serious mental illness (SMI) often have multiple comorbidities and complex medication schedules.

Analysis of US County Characteristics and Clinicians With Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine After Changes in Federal Education Requirements

Buprenorphine is associated with decreased mortality from opioid use disorder, but prescribing is limited in office-based settings to clinicians...

Buprenorphine Treatment: Advanced Practice Nurses Add Capacity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was slower growth in the number of new waivers authorizing clinicians to provide buprenorphine treatment for...

Beyond State Scope of Practice Laws for Advanced Practitioners: Additional Supervision Requirements for Buprenorphine Prescribing

Buprenorphine is a life-saving medication for people with opioid use disorder (OUD). U.S.